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Hotmoltenlava
06-04-2007, 09:25 AM
Hey All,

I am seeing the value of having a daily log, with other people's results, so here goes. I plan to update my cardio and lifting daily. Hopefully this will be another layer of accountability for me. I do Lower Body\Abs and Upper Body\Abs, twice each per week. Two on, one off. I am doing high weight, lower reps and am adding one rep per week. Once I get to 10 reps, I increase the weight. I do HIIT following lifting. Right now, my HIIT is on the stairmaster. I like to change the cardio up every month or two. I also walk 2 miles a few nights a week at a slow pace with my wife.

Low Body & Abs

Hamstring Curls
3X7 @ 150lbs
Leg Extension
3X7 @ 220lbs
Leg Induction
3X7 @ 170lbs
Leg Abduction
3X7 @ 170lbs
Leg Press
3X7 @ 390lbs
Calf Press
3X7 @ 390lbs
Crunch Machine
3X10 @ 150lbs
Hanging Knee Ups
3X10
Standing Trunk Twist (holding 45lb plate)
2X25

20 Minutes HIIT Stairmaster Speed Intervals on Level 9

Have a good one.

TheKansan
06-04-2007, 09:40 AM
Good luck to you man. That stairmaster is a real workout.

Hotmoltenlava
06-05-2007, 06:57 AM
Upper Body\Abs

Lat Pulldown
3X7 @ 130lbs
Tricep Pushdown
3X7 @ 80lbs
Butterfly
3X7 @ 160lbs
Preacher Curls
3X7 @ 110lbs
Bench Press
3X7 @ 210lbs
Abdominal Crunch Machine
3X10 @ 150lbs
Standing Trunk Twist (holding 45lb plate)
2X25
Hanging Knee Ups
3X10

20 Minutes HIIT Stairmaster Speed Intervals Level 9

Hotmoltenlava
06-07-2007, 07:16 AM
Low Body & Abs

Hamstring Curls
3X7 @ 150lbs
Leg Extension
3X7 @ 220lbs
Leg Induction
3X7 @ 170lbs
Leg Abduction
3X7 @ 170lbs
Leg Press
3X7 @ 390lbs
Calf Press
3X7 @ 390lbs
Squats
3X7 @ 250lbs
Deadlift
3X7 @ 220lbs
Crunch Machine
3X10 @ 150lbs
Hanging Knee Ups
3X10
Standing Trunk Twist (holding 45lb plate)
2X25

20 Minutes HIIT Stairmaster Speed Intervals on Level 9

Quickxi
06-07-2007, 08:25 AM
nice leg workout! I'm off to the gym to kill mine right now :D

Hotmoltenlava
06-07-2007, 11:59 AM
nice leg workout! I'm off to the gym to kill mine right now :D

Thanks. It is pretty hard. I get good results, though.

Have a good one.

Hotmoltenlava
06-08-2007, 04:57 PM
Upper Body\Abs

Lat Pulldown
3X7 @ 130lbs
Tricep Pushdown
3X7 @ 80lbs
Butterfly
3X7 @ 160lbs
Preacher Curls
3X7 @ 110lbs
Cable Pulls
3X7 @ 70lbs (each arm)
Bench Press
3X7 @ 210lbs
Abdominal Crunch Machine
3X10 @ 150lbs
Standing Trunk Twist (holding 45lb plate)
2X25
Hanging Knee Ups
3X10

20 Minutes HIIT Stairmaster Speed Intervals Level 9

Hotmoltenlava
06-10-2007, 10:31 AM
Low Body & Abs

Hamstring Curls
3X7 @ 150lbs
Leg Extension
3X7 @ 220lbs
Leg Induction
3X7 @ 170lbs
Leg Abduction
3X7 @ 170lbs
Leg Press
3X7 @ 410lbs (+20 increase)
Calf Press
3X7 @ 410lbs (+20 increase)
Squats
3X7 @ 250lbs
Deadlift
3X7 @ 220lbs
Crunch Machine
3X10 @ 150lbs
Hanging Knee Ups
3X10
Standing Trunk Twist (holding 45lb plate)
2X25

20 Minutes HIIT Stairmaster Speed Intervals on Level 10 (+1 Increase)

Hotmoltenlava
06-11-2007, 08:52 PM
Progress is being made. Increases across the board and large gain in cardio.

Upper Body\Abs

Lat Pulldown
3X8 @ 130lbs (+1 Rep)
Tricep Pushdown
3X8 @ 90lbs (+10lbs + 1 Rep)
Butterfly
3X8 @ 160lbs (+1 Rep)
Preacher Curls
3X8 @ 110lbs (+1 Rep)
Cable Pulls
3X8 @ 70lbs (each arm) (+1 Rep)
Bench Press
3X8 @ 210lbs (+1 Rep)
Abdominal Crunch Machine
3X10 @ 150lbs
Standing Trunk Twist (holding 45lb plate)
2X25
Hanging Knee Ups
3X10

20 Minutes HIIT Stairmaster Speed Intervals Level 11 (+2 Levels)

Hotmoltenlava
06-12-2007, 04:27 PM
20 Minutes HIIT Stairmaster Speed Intervals on Level 12 (+1 Level)

I am starting to get really good at HIIT....:D

cawiau
06-12-2007, 04:42 PM
20 Minutes HIIT Stairmaster Speed Intervals on Level 12 (+1 Level)

I am starting to get really good at HIIT....:D

Not bad at all.
I used to love HIIT but not sure what happend to me.

Yeah!!! I remember. The feeling that I was about to throw up after each session wasn't too appealing after a while. So I rather my steady ones.

Keep up the good work

skuZZitude
06-12-2007, 05:59 PM
Good work budddy!

Hotmoltenlava
06-14-2007, 07:17 AM
Low Body & Abs

Hamstring Curls
3X8 @ 150lbs
Leg Extension
3X8 @ 220lbs
Hip Adduction
3X8 @ 170lbs
Hip Abduction
3X8 @ 170lbs
Leg Press
3X8 @ 390lbs
Calf Press
3X8 @ 390lbs
Squat
3X8 @ 220lbs
Deadlift
3X8 @ 220lbs
Crunch Machine
3X10 @ 150lbs
Hanging Knee Ups
3X10
Standing Trunk Twist (holding 45lb plate)
2X25

20 Minutes HIIT Stairmaster Speed Intervals on Level 12

Hotmoltenlava
06-15-2007, 08:48 AM
Upper Body\Abs

Lat Pulldown
3X8 @ 130lbs
Tricep Pushdown
3X8 @ 90lbs
Butterfly
3X8 @ 160lbs
Preacher Curls
3X8 @ 110lbs
Cable Pulls
3X8 @ 70lbs
Bench Press
3X8 @ 210lbs
Upright Barbell Rows
3X8 @ 130lbs
Abdominal Crunch Machine
3X10 @ 150lbs
Standing Trunk Twist (holding 45lb plate)
2X25
Hanging Knee Ups
3X10

20 Minutes HIIT Stairmaster Speed Intervals Level 11

Hotmoltenlava
06-21-2007, 04:30 PM
**After 5 days with a nasty cold, I worked out today. I think my body needed a rest anyways, so for better or worse, I sat on my a$$ for 5 days and got better.**

Upper Body\Abs

Lat Pulldown
3X8 @ 130lbs
Tricep Pushdown
3X8 @ 90lbs
Butterfly
3X8 @ 160lbs
Preacher Curls
3X8 @ 110lbs
Cable Pulls
3X8 @ 70lbs
Bench Press
3X8 @ 210lbs
Upright Barbell Rows
3X8 @ 130lbs
Abdominal Crunch Machine
3X10 @ 150lbs
Standing Trunk Twist (holding 45lb plate)
2X25
Hanging Knee Ups
3X10

20 Minutes HIIT Stairmaster Speed Intervals Level 10

heathershubby
06-21-2007, 05:02 PM
crazy nice and those walks with your wife are the best thing in world its a new adventure for me and I am loving it.

Keep up the great work I would rep ya but can't from repping you for the contest will when I can

Peace

Hotmoltenlava
06-22-2007, 07:33 AM
crazy nice and those walks with your wife are the best thing in world its a new adventure for me and I am loving it.
Peace

Thanks! Yep. Definitely good stuff.

cawiau
06-22-2007, 10:39 AM
**After 5 days with a nasty cold, I worked out today. I think my body needed a rest anyways, so for better or worse, I sat on my a$$ for 5 days and got better.**

Upper Body\Abs

Lat Pulldown
3X8 @ 130lbs
Tricep Pushdown
3X8 @ 90lbs
Butterfly
3X8 @ 160lbs
Preacher Curls
3X8 @ 110lbs
Cable Pulls
3X8 @ 70lbs
Bench Press
3X8 @ 210lbs
Upright Barbell Rows
3X8 @ 130lbs
Abdominal Crunch Machine
3X10 @ 150lbs
Standing Trunk Twist (holding 45lb plate)
2X25
Hanging Knee Ups
3X10

20 Minutes HIIT Stairmaster Speed Intervals Level 10

Nice come back!!!
See you haen't lost anything :D
Received all my supplements to last me the whole 4 weeks of Velocity ;)
Ready!
Will post them later on my log and workout a diet or schedule.
Keep me posted.

Hotmoltenlava
06-22-2007, 10:56 AM
Nice come back!!!
See you haen't lost anything :D
Received all my supplements to last me the whole 4 weeks of Velocity ;)
Ready!
Will post them later on my log and workout a diet or schedule.
Keep me posted.

I had to kick my HIIT down a few levels, but I felt pretty strong in my lifts. Feel even better today. I was working out my diet for Velocity this morning. My off days will be 1800 cals and workout days will be 2100 cals. I was thinking about it more and I don't believe cottage cheese and peanut butter would throw off the diet before bed, like you were talking, if you worked it into the cals. The carbo level is low, so as long as the calories are in line, it should be ok. I think, by the thinking of the author of the V-diet, it defeats the purpose of breaking food addiction. Not so much worried about that, but would be cool to stick to the V-diet exactly as intended. I'll give it some more thought. Have a while to decide.

Have a good one.

cawiau
06-22-2007, 11:06 AM
I had to kick my HIIT down a few levels, but I felt pretty strong in my lifts. Feel even better today. I was working out my diet for Velocity this morning. My off days will be 1800 cals and workout days will be 2100 cals. I was thinking about it more and I don't believe cottage cheese and peanut butter would throw off the diet before bed, like you were talking, if you worked it into the cals. The carbo level is low, so as long as the calories are in line, it should be ok. I think, by the thinking of the author of the V-diet, it defeats the purpose of breaking food addiction. Not so much worried about that, but would be cool to stick to the V-diet exactly as intended. I'll give it some more thought. Have a while to decide.

Have a good one.

Yeah. How did you figure out your cals?
I haven't decided yet for me but still working on it.
I just want to get in at least 300 g of protein a day.
Might dump the cottage cheese and peanut butter after all, still not sure.

Druluv75
06-22-2007, 11:55 AM
33 sets pretty impressive, what do you eat?

Hotmoltenlava
06-22-2007, 12:06 PM
Yeah. How did you figure out your cals?
I haven't decided yet for me but still working on it.
I just want to get in at least 300 g of protein a day.
Might dump the cottage cheese and peanut butter after all, still not sure.

Here are the Nitty Gritty Details, as the author of the V-diet says:

The Nitty-Gritty Details

Calories

First I need to decide how many calories to consume per day. I may adjust this number as I go along, but I need to have a place to start. I know for sure I want to get more than 1300 calories per day.

Here's how I'll get my starting numbers. First plug total bodyweight into this equation:

(10.2 x bodyweight + 879) x .50 = _____

Now do it again with this equation:

(10.2 x bodyweight + 879) x .60 = _____ (Only the .60 is different.)

So, let's say a guy weighs 193 pounds and wants to see what his physique would look like at a ridiculously shredded 180:

(10.2 x 193 + 879) x .50 = 1424 calories

(10.2 x 193 + 879) x .60 = 1709 calories

Now, let's round those numbers to the nearest hundred for the sake of simplicity: 1400 and 1700. What our sample guy has now is the absolute minimal and maximal amount of calories he's going to consume while on the Velocity Diet.

My plan is to get close to the first number on non-training days and close to the second number on training days, but as long as I don't fall above or below this range I think I'll do fine.


Protein

I'll consume, at the very least, one gram of protein per pound of bodyweight, most likely more, but not so much that I exceed my upper calorie limit.


Carbs

I'll consume more carbs on weight training days and less on non-weight-training days, but I'll never exceed 100 grams per day.


Fat

I'll get my healthy fats from flax and fish oil and not sweat the details.

Hotmoltenlava
06-22-2007, 12:16 PM
33 sets pretty impressive, what do you eat?

Definitely not easy, but I get results...:D

Right now, I am sticking close to 40P\40C\20F @ 500 under maintenance, which for me is about 2700 cals. I mainly eat lean meat, almonds, cottage cheese, peanut butter, Barilla Plus Pasta (has added protein with like 18g Protein per serving), veggies, whey twice a day....that's about it for the staples. In the past, I did a lot of zig-zagging of 3 days over maintenance, 4 days under, but now I am concentrating on cutting. I plan to do the Velocity next month and see what happens. I have read that most lose 15-20 lbs fat without much loss of LBM.....but it is very hard to stick to, so I have read. It's gonna suck, but if I can lose 15-20lbs of fat, it would be worth it. That should put me close to 15%bf, which is my next goal. 10%bf is my long-term goal.

Have a good one.

cawiau
06-22-2007, 12:38 PM
Thanks for the good advice.
For me it will be 2300 calories on training days
And 1900 on non training days.
Unless I lose weight by July 5th, that should be it.

Would cardio be considered training?
Because I do cardio everyday

Hotmoltenlava
06-22-2007, 12:44 PM
Thanks for the good advice.
For me it will be 2300 calories on training days
And 1900 on non training days.
Unless I lose weight by July 5th, that should be it.

Would cardio be considered training?
Because I do cardio everyday

I think he is referring to lifting days, but I will verify. He recommends low to moderate cardio and no HIIT, as it is too taxing with the diet. I will probably walk every day for 3 miles and will lift 2 on, one off, with upper\lower split, like I do now.

cawiau
06-22-2007, 12:55 PM
I think he is referring to lifting days, but I will verify. He recommends low to moderate cardio and no HIIT, as it is too taxing with the diet. I will probably walk every day for 3 miles and will lift 2 on, one off, with upper\lower split, like I do now.

Cool.
Now will you count the calories from your multivatimins and fish oils?

Hotmoltenlava
06-22-2007, 12:57 PM
Cool.
Now will you count the calories from your multivatimins and fish oils?

Fish oils, yes. I think they are like 10 a piece, so that can add up. Multi....prolly not (how many cals is a multi?)

Extremely slow day of work today. I feel like I have been on bb.com all day....:D

cawiau
06-22-2007, 01:03 PM
Fish oils, yes. I think they are like 10 a piece, so that can add up. Multi....prolly not (how many cals is a multi?)

Ok...will post everything in my log later today!


Extremely slow day of work today. I feel like I have been on bb.com all day....:D

Same here...can't believe I missed my morning cardio for that :mad:


By the way, when do we start again and also when do we launch the new thread.

Hotmoltenlava
06-22-2007, 01:41 PM
By the way, when do we start again and also when do we launch the new thread.

Can launch the thread whenever you want. Maybe you should do it soon, so we can't back out.....:D.

We can start on either the 4th or the 5th....your call. I will be on vacation from the 28th-3rd, so I can't do it until after then. Travelling on the 3rd and I figured you might be wanting to eat that 4th of July food with your family. If so, we can do the 5th...if not, let's do the 4th. Your call. I'm game for either.

Time to quit "work" for the day and go hit the gym.

Have a good one.

cawiau
06-22-2007, 01:57 PM
Can launch the thread whenever you want. Maybe you should do it soon, so we can't back out.....:D.

We can start on either the 4th or the 5th....your call. I will be on vacation from the 28th-3rd, so I can't do it until after then. Travelling on the 3rd and I figured you might be wanting to eat that 4th of July food with your family. If so, we can do the 5th...if not, let's do the 4th. Your call. I'm game for either.

Time to quit "work" for the day and go hit the gym.

Have a good one.


The 5th it is and enjoy the gym.

Hotmoltenlava
06-22-2007, 04:14 PM
Low Body & Abs

Hamstring Curls
3X8 @ 170lbs (+20)
Leg Extension
3X8 @ 220lbs
Hip Adduction
3X8 @ 190lbs (+20)
Hip Abduction
3X8 @ 190lbs (+20)
Leg Press
3X8 @ 410lbs, 430lbs, 450lbs (major gains here - think I grew some quads)
Calf Press
3X8 @ 410lbs (+20)
Squat
3X8 @ 220lbs
Deadlift
3X8 @ 220lbs
Crunch Machine
3X10 @ 150lbs
Hanging Knee Ups
3X10
Standing Trunk Twist (holding 45lb plate)
2X25

20 Minutes HIIT Stairmaster Speed Intervals on Level 12

I think my body needed 5 days off when I got sick. I have moved up on most of my lifts.

cawiau
06-22-2007, 08:06 PM
I think my body needed 5 days off when I got sick. I have moved up on most of my lifts.

It's a good thing that you listended to your body :D

Hotmoltenlava
06-25-2007, 07:40 PM
Upper Body\Abs

Lat Pulldown
3X8 @ 130lbs
Tricep Pushdown
3X8 @ 90lbs
Butterfly
3X8 @ 180lbs (+20)
Preacher Curls
3X8 @ 120lbs (+10)
Cable Pulls
3X8 @ 70lbs
Bench Press
3X8 @ 220lbs (+10)
Upright Barbell Rows
3X8 @ 130lbs
Abdominal Crunch Machine
3X10 @ 150lbs
Standing Trunk Twist (holding 45lb plate)
2X25
Hanging Knee Ups
3X10

20 Minutes HIIT Stairmaster Speed Intervals Level 12 (+1)

Hotmoltenlava
06-26-2007, 04:10 PM
Low Body & Abs

Hamstring Curls
3X8 @ 170lbs
Leg Extension
3X8 @ 220lbs
Hip Adduction
3X8 @ 190lbs
Hip Abduction
3X8 @ 190lbs
Leg Press
3X8 @ 450lbs, 470lbs, 490lbs (big jump)
Calf Press
3X8 @ 490lbs
Squat
3X8 @ 240lbs (+20)
Deadlift
3X8 @ 270lbs (+50 big jump - A young kid asked to jump in my sets, so I did more than usual.....:D)
Crunch Machine
3X10 @ 150lbs
Hanging Knee Ups
3X10
Standing Trunk Twist (holding 45lb plate)
2X25

20 Minutes HIIT Stairmaster Speed Intervals on Level 10 (-2 Wore myself out)

skuZZitude
06-26-2007, 05:43 PM
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Nice workouts! Ready for the velocity?

Hotmoltenlava
06-26-2007, 06:01 PM
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Nice workouts! Ready for the velocity?

Thanks. I have been going crazy lately with my increases. I think I might have just been doing too little before. I keep seeing people smaller than me do more weight, so I try the higher weight and it's not so bad. I worked out with a guy tonight doing deadlift. We did a respectable weight for 3X8 reps @ 270lbs and then he puts 4 45lbs plates on either side. I had to help him tighten his belt to the tightest holes (kind of embarrassing), but he sure as hell did it once. He then told me to give it a try. Hell no, I said. Maybe some day.

I am so ready for Velocity. Very excited.

Have a good one.

cawiau
06-26-2007, 06:22 PM
Don't eat to much on your vacation.
I am going to try not to gain to much weight.
But if it happends, Velocity ios right around the corner.

Hotmoltenlava
06-27-2007, 03:41 PM
Upper Body\Abs

Lat Pulldown
3X8 @ 130lbs
Tricep Pushdown
3X8 @ 90lbs
Butterfly
3X8 @ 180lbs
Preacher Curls
3X8 @ 120lbs
Cable Pulls
3X8 @ 70lbs
Bench Press
3X8 @ 220lbs
Upright Barbell Rows
3X8 @ 130lbs
Abdominal Crunch Machine
3X10 @ 150lbs
Standing Trunk Twist (holding 45lb plate)
2X25
Hanging Knee Ups
3X10

20 Minutes HIIT Stairmaster Speed Intervals Level 12

Hotmoltenlava
07-05-2007, 04:49 PM
I have been on vacation since last Thursday, so no posting. I worked out once at a hotel and walked several times, so not a total loss. This month's progress is not great, due to a 6 day sickness and a vacation, but my lifts are all bigger, so I guess I've done well. I started The Velocity Diet Today, see Cai's thread, so my routine will be a little different this month.

Upper Body\Abs

Lat Pulldown
3X8 @ 130lbs
Tricep Pushdown
3X8 @ 90lbs
Butterfly
3X8 @ 180lbs
Preacher Curls
3X8 @ 120lbs
Cable Pulls
3X8 @ 70lbs
Bench Press
3X8 @ 220lbs
Upright Barbell Rows
3X8 @ 130lbs
Abdominal Crunch Machine
3X10 @ 150lbs
Standing Trunk Twist (holding 45lb plate)
2X25
Hanging Knee Ups
3X10

10 Minutes HIIT Stairmaster Speed Intervals Level 12 (died half way thru)

1 1\2 mile walk in the evening

cawiau
07-05-2007, 05:45 PM
Upper Body\Abs

Lat Pulldown
3X8 @ 130lbs
Tricep Pushdown
3X8 @ 90lbs
Butterfly
3X8 @ 180lbs
Preacher Curls
3X8 @ 120lbs
Cable Pulls
3X8 @ 70lbs
Bench Press
3X8 @ 220lbs
Upright Barbell Rows
3X8 @ 130lbs
Abdominal Crunch Machine
3X10 @ 150lbs
Standing Trunk Twist (holding 45lb plate)
2X25
Hanging Knee Ups
3X10

10 Minutes HIIT Stairmaster Speed Intervals Level 12 (died half way thru)

1 1\2 mile walk in the evening


nice workout
Really impressive considering you started the Velocity Diet.

Hotmoltenlava
07-06-2007, 09:53 AM
nice workout
Really impressive considering you started the Velocity Diet.

Thanks. I died on the cardio, though. I think I will be skipping HIIT from now on......:D

I'll probably walk 3-4 miles a day.

Have a good one.

cawiau
07-06-2007, 10:09 AM
Thanks. I died on the cardio, though. I think I will be skipping HIIT from now on......:D

I'll probably walk 3-4 miles a day.

Have a good one.

Good idea. I don't think our bodies will be able to handle HIIT while on the velocity diet.

Hotmoltenlava
07-06-2007, 07:56 PM
Went for a 3 mile walk. It was not easy. Velocity is draining my energy, but I am doing well.

chrischap01
07-06-2007, 07:59 PM
The stuff I read re: velocity actually recommends long, slow steady state cardio so it sounds like you are on the right track.

Hotmoltenlava
07-06-2007, 08:10 PM
The stuff I read re: velocity actually recommends long, slow steady state cardio so it sounds like you are on the right track.

Yep. I found out why yesterday. I tried to do HIIT, just to go above and beyond, but failed miserably. I just didn't have the energy after lifting.

Have a good one.

cawiau
07-07-2007, 01:01 PM
Went for a 3 mile walk. It was not easy. Velocity is draining my energy, but I am doing well.

Just hang in there bro...Only 25 more days to go.

Hotmoltenlava
07-07-2007, 02:46 PM
Low Body & Abs

Hamstring Curls
3X8 @ 170lbs
Leg Extension
3X8 @ 220lbs
Hip Adduction
3X8 @ 190lbs
Hip Abduction
3X8 @ 190lbs
Leg Press
3X8 @ 450lbs, 470lbs, 490lbs
Calf Press
3X8 @ 490lbs
Squat
3X8 @ 240lbs
Deadlift
3X8 @ 275lbs Did one rep of 325lbs, just to see if I could....:D
Crunch Machine
3X10 @ 150lbs
Hanging Knee Ups
3X10
Standing Trunk Twist (holding 45lb plate)
2X25

Mowed the yard for 1 1\2 hours in 92* heat. I think that qualifies as cardio....:D

Hotmoltenlava
07-07-2007, 02:49 PM
Just hang in there bro...Only 25 more days to go.

Thanks. I think it is getting easier. Today was the first mentally hard day. I think my body is confused. I'm not cheating, so don't think I am, just a little crazy today. Maybe it is the 92* heat. I may have spent too much time outside in the yard. Rode the chopper for a long time, too. I need to drink massive amounts of fluid in the air conditioning.

Have a good one.

skuZZitude
07-07-2007, 03:07 PM
Yep. I found out why yesterday. I tried to do HIIT, just to go above and beyond, but failed miserably. I just didn't have the energy after lifting.

Have a good one.

I am finding that HIIT is going well (albeit, today was a bit harder, but I just pushed myself even harder). I think the difference though is 80 minutes before I do HIIT, I eat my grilled cheese sandwich which has like 60g of fat or something and 30g protein and I also take my ECA stack. That powers me up for the HIIT for sure. Then at the end of HIIT I am full of energy for another 3-4 hour without taking anymore ECA.

I only take ECA once in the morning now. I find the second dosage in the afternoon makes me more tired and does more harm than good.

Hotmoltenlava
07-07-2007, 03:27 PM
grilled cheese sandwich

Grilled cheese sandwich..........You need to start calling your diet the Cheesy Velocity...........:D

skuZZitude
07-07-2007, 03:33 PM
Grilled cheese sandwich..........You need to start calling your diet the Cheesy Velocity...........:D

:D I 've admitted that I am not doing the velocity... but none of us really are. We are all using whey etc. You and caw are definitely doing something way more committed than I am. Without my grilled cheese (albeit, very very thin grilled cheese) and my 40g of macadamia nuts per day I wouldn't be lasting man. The diet I am doing now is what I refer to a "hybrid keto velocity" diet. I am eating 48% protein, 47% fat and 5% carbs. So far it's working almost too good for me... :D Who knows maybe I will start something. So far I am remaining in ketosis with only 48% fat, strong ketosis too. I am disproving the myth (in my mind) that one needs 65% fat to maintain ketosis.

IceDragon
07-08-2007, 04:59 AM
Looking good, Lava. Mind if I pop in every now and again?

I like bugging people... :D

Hotmoltenlava
07-08-2007, 09:04 AM
Looking good, Lava. Mind if I pop in every now and again?

I like bugging people... :D

Most definitely. Welcome. I hope I don't need to get bugged, but everyone falls off the wagon from time to time.

*repped*

Hotmoltenlava
07-08-2007, 09:09 AM
:D I 've admitted that I am not doing the velocity... but none of us really are. We are all using whey etc. You and caw are definitely doing something way more committed than I am. Without my grilled cheese (albeit, very very thin grilled cheese) and my 40g of macadamia nuts per day I wouldn't be lasting man. The diet I am doing now is what I refer to a "hybrid keto velocity" diet. I am eating 48% protein, 47% fat and 5% carbs. So far it's working almost too good for me... :D Who knows maybe I will start something. So far I am remaining in ketosis with only 48% fat, strong ketosis too. I am disproving the myth (in my mind) that one needs 65% fat to maintain ketosis.

I'm just giving you ****, skuzz. Only cause I envy your cheese sandwich. I told myself that I would stick to the "Velocity" that I constructed. If I deviate now, it will be a defeat for me. Plus, I am already down 4 1\2 pounds......:-). If it holds, I am on pace to lose close to 30 in 28 days. I'll be happy with 20, so this should be fun.

Have a good one.

chrischap01
07-08-2007, 09:11 AM
:D I 've admitted that I am not doing the velocity... but none of us really are. We are all using whey etc. You and caw are definitely doing something way more committed than I am. Without my grilled cheese (albeit, very very thin grilled cheese) and my 40g of macadamia nuts per day I wouldn't be lasting man. The diet I am doing now is what I refer to a "hybrid keto velocity" diet. I am eating 48% protein, 47% fat and 5% carbs. So far it's working almost too good for me... :D Who knows maybe I will start something. So far I am remaining in ketosis with only 48% fat, strong ketosis too. I am disproving the myth (in my mind) that one needs 65% fat to maintain ketosis.
When I did Atkins years ago, I ate pretty low fat (definitely had much higher protein than fat) and I was in ketosis the whole time.

I have never heard anything about needing high fat content to be in ketosis, whose theory is that?

Hotmoltenlava
07-08-2007, 11:00 AM
When I did Atkins years ago, I ate pretty low fat (definitely had much higher protein than fat) and I was in ketosis the whole time.

I have never heard anything about needing high fat content to be in ketosis, whose theory is that?

If you read the official Atkins book, they tend to suggest you can eat high fats and don't discourage it. I don't believe you need high fat though, it is just a way to get more calories. One of the aspects that few Atkins die hards don't realize is that you are losing weight because you are actually eating less calories and are in ketosis. Most people don't enjoy eating lots of fat, cause you feel like **** (and have butt issues), so they end up eating lots of protein, low carbs and fairly small amounts of fat. Protein only has 4 calories per gram, carbs have 4 cals and fat has 9 cals. People end up eating lots of protein, few carbs and not a lot of fat, thus limiting their caloric intake significantly. Strangely enough, this is very similar to what the Velocity or high protein, low carbs, low good fats diet is. Velocity is Atkins done right, if you think about it. When I am done with Velocity, I will probably go to a modified Velocity\Atkins\South Beach kinda thing with high good protein, low carbs and only good fat. I think that is the key. Food for thought.

Have a good one.

chrischap01
07-08-2007, 11:08 AM
Yeah, I read both books. In the first one he basically encouraged you to add butter, cheese, bacon, and heavy cream to everything.

In the second one he backed off of that and said that even though none of that stuff was restricted for the diet's weight loss purposes, you should be reasonable with it, especially with regard to "bad" fats.

Like you say, I restricted it more out of comfort - I just felt better after eating a chicken breast and broc**** or a steak and a salad than I did after I eating a bowl of Mama Atkins's Mayonaise, Bacon & Cheddar Butter Surprise. ;)

IceDragon
07-08-2007, 02:26 PM
People have actually died on Atkins, and I've been on it myself. I can honestly say that I've never felt so ****ty in my entire life as when I was on it.

Keep it up guys...I'm behind you all the way (and ready to pick you up when you falter with a swift kick up the arse LOL) :D

Hotmoltenlava
07-08-2007, 09:08 PM
Went on a 3 mile walk. Felt pretty good.

heathershubby
07-08-2007, 09:14 PM
Went on a 3 mile walk. Felt pretty good.

I have found since going low carb I have less energy for lifting but more for walking. It may be just me but how did you find it???

cawiau
07-08-2007, 09:29 PM
Went on a 3 mile walk. Felt pretty good.


Good!!!
Walk that fat off.

Hotmoltenlava
07-09-2007, 05:17 PM
Upper Body\Abs

Lat Pulldown
3X8 @ 130lbs
Tricep Pushdown
3X8 @ 90lbs
Butterfly
3X8 @ 180lbs
Preacher Curls
3X8 @ 120lbs
Cable Pulls
3X8 @ 70lbs
Bench Press
3X8 @ 220lbs
Upright Barbell Rows
3X8 @ 130lbs
Abdominal Crunch Machine
3X10 @ 150lbs
Standing Trunk Twist (holding 45lb plate)
2X25
Hanging Knee Ups
3X10

Stairmaster 5 minutes and will walk 2-3 miles tonight

IceDragon
07-09-2007, 05:25 PM
Keep it up, mate. :D

cawiau
07-09-2007, 06:34 PM
Keep on going :)

Hotmoltenlava
07-09-2007, 11:38 PM
Keep it up, mate. :D


Keep on going :)

Thanks.

Hotmoltenlava
07-11-2007, 09:00 PM
Bad News: I quit Velocity

Good News: I quit Velocity

Good News: I ran 6 miles @ 6mph.

Good News: I am going back to the way I lost the last 50lbs:

1) 500 under maintenance
2) Running 6 miles @ 6mph - 6 days a week
3) Lifting weights four days a week.

It works for me.

Have a good one.

cawiau
07-11-2007, 09:32 PM
Bad News: I quit Velocity

Good News: I quit Velocity

.

LOL :D

Keep working your ass off :)

chrischap01
07-11-2007, 09:52 PM
2) Running 6 miles @ 6mph - 6 days a week

http://img207.exs.cx/img207/7236/satan31mi.jpg

Hotmoltenlava
07-12-2007, 07:05 AM
http://img207.exs.cx/img207/7236/satan31mi.jpg

Um.......What?

:D

Oh, and I ran 6 miles this morning too. Felt good.

Edit....I just got it......6 miles...6mph....6 days a week.

Maybe I'll cut it to 5 days a week, just so I won't turn into a servant of satan, k?

LOL!

:D

chrischap01
07-12-2007, 08:10 AM
Um.......What?

:D

Oh, and I ran 6 miles this morning too. Felt good.

Edit....I just got it......6 miles...6mph....6 days a week.

Maybe I'll cut it to 5 days a week, just so I won't turn into a servant of satan, k?

LOL!

:D
I think you're probably safe either way. ;)

Hotmoltenlava
07-12-2007, 08:44 AM
I think you're probably safe either way. ;)

Look at my sig.....:D

cawiau
07-12-2007, 11:03 AM
I think you're probably safe either way. ;)

You are bad :D

good job Hotmoltenlava...
How long does it take you to do 6 miles???

chrischap01
07-12-2007, 11:07 AM
Look at my sig.....:D
nice, my first appearance in a sig!

I try to be helpful, but I can't be serious all the time. Actually, to be honest I can only be serious about 5% of the time.

cawiau
07-12-2007, 11:08 AM
Actually, to be honest I can only be serious about 5% of the time.

And that's news ;)

chrischap01
07-12-2007, 11:08 AM
You are bad :D

good job Hotmoltenlava...
How long does it take you to do 6 miles???
Just a guess, but at 6 mph I bet it takes him about 1 hour to run 6 miles. I am no accountant, though. ;)

cawiau
07-12-2007, 11:11 AM
Just a guess, but at 6 mph I bet it takes him about 1 hour to run 6 miles. I am no accountant, though. ;)

Could me less. Take me about 1 hour to do 6 miles and I am 2..:o forgot, I can't post my weight :p

Anyway, I am heavier than him:D

chrischap01
07-12-2007, 11:20 AM
6 miles per hour is 6 miles per hour, no matter how much you weigh

cawiau
07-12-2007, 11:43 AM
6 miles per hour is 6 miles per hour, no matter how much you weigh

hahahah....
smartass :D

But at a time he might decide to increase it speed or slow down.
That was a goal/target not actual.
I may do 6 in 62 minutes or 54 if I want.
So I want to know actuals for him?

Hotmoltenlava
07-12-2007, 12:24 PM
nice, my first appearance in a sig!

I try to be helpful, but I can't be serious all the time. Actually, to be honest I can only be serious about 5% of the time.

I didn't say you were helpful, I said you consistently made me laugh....:D

LOL


hahahah....
smartass :D

But at a time he might decide to increase it speed or slow down.
That was a goal/target not actual.
I may do 6 in 62 minutes or 54 if I want.
So I want to know actuals for him?

While a smartass remark could probably be used here, I suppose it is a valid question. I set the treadmill at 6mph and the time at 60 minutes. Rarely do I vary the speed. I wear a heart monitor and check it ever so often. If I get above 185 hb\m, I take a drink, towel off and try to breathe better. I usually can stay in the 170-180 range after 4 or 5 miles. When there are hot girls on either side of me that are going much faster, I may kick it up a notch, but don't tell my wife......:D

skuZZitude
07-12-2007, 12:29 PM
I didn't say you were helpful, I said you I consistently made me laugh....:D

LOL



While a smartass remark could probably be used here, I suppose it is a valid question. I set the treadmill at 6mph and the time at 60 minutes. Rarely do I vary the speed. I wear a heart monitor and check it ever so often. If I get above 185 hb\m, I take a drink, towel off and try to breathe better. I usually can stay in the 170-180 range after 4 or 5 miles. When there are hot girls on either side of me that are going much faster, I may kick it up a notch, but don't tell my wife......:D

I haven't used a treadmill in a while but running for an hour straight at 6mph is pretty damn good man. Impressive. I've got bad knees so I prefer the elliptical, but I doubt I could keep my heart rate at 90% MHR for an hour straight which is what you're basically doing. Don't yoou run out of water? :D

Hotmoltenlava
07-12-2007, 01:05 PM
Nope. I actually don't like to drink much. I do it to calm my heart down two or three times in the hour.

I have always been good at running, just not really fast. I have done about 10 mini-marathons in my life. Two of them were 275lbs +......:D

I can't explain how I do it. I keep a steady pace, jam to my ipod and keep my breathing and heart steady. If I keep my heart at 170-180, I can run for a long time.

I was losing a lot of weight and then changed to HIIT a few months ago. I quit losing and have actually gained about 10 pounds. I think a lot of that is LBM, but I don't seem to be losing much in inches and fat. I am not interested in getting into an HIIT debate, but it doesn't seem to work as well for me. I need to eat more calories and burn lots of calories. I burn about 1200 calories in an hour. That lets me eat more calories during the day and still be 500 under maintenance. I may go back to HIIT when I lose most of my fat and want to bulk, but running long distances is what works best for me. I am going back to what worked, not what everyone here thinks I should do (long distance running is not a popular choice of cardio on bb.com).

Have a good one.

Shivati
07-12-2007, 03:56 PM
6 miles per hour is 6 miles per hour, no matter how much you weigh

haha omg u r funny!

anywayz~ HML.. if running that much works for you go for it, i think ppl on the board are not neccessarily opposed to that much running because they think its not a good way to do cardio, i think that the VAST majority of ppl that say they are going to do alot of running like that- unless they are already steady lifetime runners- quit after a a few weeks. Even i went through a year where i ran 12 miles a week and that dwindled down to splat. I think to preserve muscle and keep consistant that 666 may be a bit much... maybe 444 is better, but thats just my opinion... you know what wha tworks best for you. Like me right now, i lift weights 6 days a week, 20 min iof cardio each day and dance on top of that. Some ppl think i overdo it... but my workouts are short and i have results, so... point 'run with it' haha... pun.

Hotmoltenlava
07-12-2007, 08:19 PM
anywayz~ HML.. if running that much works for you go for it,

Thanks!

That is what I am thinking. I lost a lot of weight running and didn't lose muscle. I started to listen to everyone here about the benefits of HIIT and smaller amounts of cardio and I started to stall in losing bf. I need to go back to what works for me. At the height of my losing, I was running about 40 miles a week. I was dropping like mad. I only have about 25 pounds to lose, so I am going to go back to what works.....for me.

Have a good one.

chrischap01
07-12-2007, 08:32 PM
Thanks!

That is what I am thinking. I lost a lot of weight running and didn't lose muscle. I started to listen to everyone here about the benefits of HIIT and smaller amounts of cardio and I started to stall in losing bf. I need to go back to what works for me. At the height of my losing, I was running about 40 miles a week. I was dropping like mad. I only have about 25 pounds to lose, so I am going to go back to what works.....for me.

Have a good one.
I find myself running more and lifting less the last couple of weeks. Incidentally, I am losing more. I also tightened up the diet in terms of carbs, cutting out alcohol, oats in the morning, and occasional sandwiches.

I was plateaued, so I attribute the new weight loss to system shock more than anything. I still do HIIT, but I only do it 2-3 times per week and still do steady state running or even walking 4-5 times per week.

chrischap01
07-12-2007, 08:33 PM
by the way, HML, your running is very impressive. I can't imagine being able to run like that at 250+ pounds!

cawiau
07-12-2007, 09:06 PM
so I am going to go back to what works.....for me.
.

And that is all that matters.

Hotmoltenlava
07-12-2007, 09:20 PM
I can't imagine being able to run like that at 250+ pounds!

That's what everyone says. I am like a Sherman Tank. I ran a mini-marathon at 285lbs once. It hurt, but I finished.....:D

cawiau
07-12-2007, 10:23 PM
That's what everyone says. I am like a Sherman Tank. I ran a mini-marathon at 285lbs once. It hurt, but I finished.....:D

Damn!!!
My respect for you just went up 10 points. :D

Hotmoltenlava
07-23-2007, 08:09 PM
Back on the wagon, after a looooong business trip.

Ran 6 miles today @ 6mph.

Hotmoltenlava
07-24-2007, 07:25 AM
Ran 6 miles @ 6mph. Burned 1200 calories.

Today's weight: 261lbs @ about 20%bf
Next goal: 250lbs
Ultimate goal is 10%bf @ 220lbs

Hotmoltenlava
07-25-2007, 06:31 AM
Ran 4 miles @ 6mph. Burned 800 calories.

Today's weight: 260.5lbs @ about 20%bf
Next goal: 250lbs
Ultimate goal is 10%bf @ 220lbs

TheKansan
07-25-2007, 09:14 AM
Ran 4 miles @ 6mph. Burned 800 calories.

Today's weight: 260.5lbs @ about 20%bf
Next goal: 250lbs
Ultimate goal is 10%bf @ 220lbs

You are a running machine. I hope to get my running ability up to being on par with yours. I can't even imagine running 4-6 miles right now. I run a half mile and I am out of breath and have to slow to a walk.

I have to say I am really impressed. A lot of people on this site just want to be big and strong, but don't focus so much on their cardiovascular health. That really inspires me because I want to be both strong and able to run 5 miles. How long did it take you to build up to those long runs?

Hotmoltenlava
07-25-2007, 09:24 AM
You are a running machine. I hope to get my running ability up to being on par with yours. I can't even imagine running 4-6 miles right now. I run a half mile and I am out of breath and have to slow to a walk.

I have to say I am really impressed. A lot of people on this site just want to be big and strong, but don't focus so much on their cardiovascular health. That really inspires me because I want to be both strong and able to run 5 miles. How long did it take you to build up to those long runs?

Thanks.

Running is all about training and is similar to weight lifting, in that everything is incrementally increased. If you can only do a half mile this week, do 3\4 mile next week and 1 mile the next. Keep moving up. As soon as you get to about 2 1\2 or 3 miles, you can move up very fast. At that point, it is mostly about will power and keeping your heart rate at a manageable level. I wear a heart monitor and never let my heart get above 180 bpm. This morning, it never got above 170 bpm. If I were you, I would start jogging somewhere around 5-5.5 mph. A lot of people here say that running burns muscle, but I haven't experienced it. To me, it is the best way to burn calories. HIIT only burns about 250 calories. I burn 1200 calories when I run an hour. For me, HIIT is not good for losing weight. I tried it for 2 months and got poor results. I built muscle in that 2 months, but that is not my priority right now. I have about 30 pounds to lose. I think I can do it by the end of November. Let me know if you have any more questions on running. I have experienced a lot.

Oh, and I believe strongly in cardiovascular health. I was happy today at the dentist. They took my blood pressure. It was 110 over 70, which is excellent....:D

Have a good one.

Hotmoltenlava
07-26-2007, 08:44 PM
Ran 6 miles @ 6mph. Burned 1200 calories.

:D

Hotmoltenlava
07-27-2007, 05:44 PM
Ran 10 miles @ 6mph. Burned 2000 Calories.

:D

skuZZitude
07-27-2007, 06:14 PM
Ran 10 miles @ 6mph. Burned 2000 Calories.

:D

That is pretty impressive. I would venture a guess that if you can accomplish what you are accomplishing at 260lbs, then if you could get down to 165lbs (distance runner weight for your height) you could be a very competitive athelete. Endurance is obviously something you have a lot of. I seriously hope you are consuming lots of gatorade during your run though. An hour of running is one thing but an 1.5 hours and you are risking running close to dehydrating yourself etc.

Hotmoltenlava
07-27-2007, 09:05 PM
That is pretty impressive. I would venture a guess that if you can accomplish what you are accomplishing at 260lbs, then if you could get down to 165lbs (distance runner weight for your height) you could be a very competitive athelete. Endurance is obviously something you have a lot of. I seriously hope you are consuming lots of gatorade during your run though. An hour of running is one thing but an 1.5 hours and you are risking running close to dehydrating yourself etc.

Thanks. Yep. Lots of water. I'm like a big ass camel.....:D

I decided today to train for a marathon in October. I know I can do it and it is the perfect goal to get my weight down. I plan to break the mold for bodybuilding marathoners. How many people my size do you think are going to be at the starting line in October?..........:D

Have a good one, Skuzz.

skuZZitude
07-27-2007, 11:13 PM
How many people my size do you think are going to be at the starting line in October?..........:D

Have a good one, Skuzz.

Probably a few, you'd be surprised! But none that will keep up to you though :D. The only problem you might have is pacing yourself on a track. Running on a treadmill is easier because the pace stays the same, but on a track you can easily find yourself running a little quicker.

Btw take a gander at my bodyblog. I am doing the velocity and just finished day 2, flawless. VERY DIFFICULT. I give you and caw credit and all the others who did it. I didn't realize just how much easier that single grilled cheese sandwich made it for me... doing just shakes/fish caps/flaxseed oil = very tough. I am proud of myself making it past two days though and I am going to keep it up, I've got so much motivating me right now it's really cool, but today was rough. I did a HARDCORE workout too and I actually felt dizzy and weak after it, I really beat the **** out of my body, my quads felt like jello could barely make it up the stairs (had to take one step at a time). But I slammed back a double protein shake and a gatorade PWO and tonight I am feeling pretty good, not as sore as I thought I'd be.

GOOD TIMES! Anyways keep it up bro.

Hotmoltenlava
07-28-2007, 02:35 PM
Running on a treadmill is easier because the pace stays the same, but on a track you can easily find yourself running a little quicker.

True for most people. I run with a heart monitor. I keep pace by my heart. I never let it get above 180 hb\m. I usually don't get close to 180 hb\m until I get over 7 or 8 miles. When I get close on the treadmill, I start taking deep breathes and take a drink of water. That will usually cut my heart rate by 5 or 10 beats for a mile or two. I run @ 6 mph, because that is the pace that I can go very far on and keep my heart rate under 180 hb\m. When I am off the treadmill, I just keep a better watch on my heart rate and go at the same pace. I will need to train more on the road in a month or two, but for now I like the treadmill, because I don't have to worry about the weather. It is extremely humid in Indy @ this time of year, so it is very difficult to run far distances outside. It won't be so bad at the end of October when the marathon is. Thanks for your interest.

Have a good one.

Hotmoltenlava
07-28-2007, 02:36 PM
Ran 4 miles @ 6mph. Burned 800 calories.

Have a good one.

batmanvtx
07-29-2007, 02:26 PM
Ran 4 miles @ 6mph. Burned 800 calories.

Have a good one.

HAHAHA, I ran 2 miles today in 30 minutes. You sir are a beast. I dont think Ive ever seen someone who is able to run like you at your size. Shizaam!

Hotmoltenlava
07-30-2007, 05:13 PM
Ran 10 miles @ 6mph. Burned 2000 calories.

I am going to start taking pictures of the treadmill at the end of my runs, just to show that I am actually doing what I say I am doing. No one has called me out yet, but I have received a few skeptical PMs. There are lots of liars on the net, so I don't blame anyone for being skeptical that a 260lb guy can run 10 miles. I'll post pics starting tomorrow, just so you know I am on the level.

Today's weight 259lbs @ around 19%bf.
Next goal is 250lbs.
Ultimate goal is 10% body fat.

Have a good one.

Hotmoltenlava
07-31-2007, 07:33 AM
Ran 6 miles @ 6mph. Burned 1200 calories.

Today's weight: 258.2lbs

Tried to take a pic of the treadmill @ 6 miles with my camera phone, but it shut off before I could do it. Will try again tomorrow....:D

Have a good one.

vtwizzie
08-01-2007, 01:50 PM
damn bro. 6 miles is impressive. subd and repd

cawiau
08-01-2007, 02:13 PM
I see the weight is dropping!
Keep up the good work bro and good job on the cardio so far :)

Hotmoltenlava
08-01-2007, 03:19 PM
I see the weight is dropping!
Keep up the good work bro and good job on the cardio so far :)

Thanks!

Hotmoltenlava
08-01-2007, 03:26 PM
Hey All,

Following up on what I said a few days ago, I was finally able to get a pic of the treadmill at the end of my run today. Just wanted to prove I am on the up and up to the skeptics out there. It is a little fuzzy, but not bad considering I was sweating my ass off in da club holding a cell camera. I will post a pic weekly on my long runs. I am going to try to do a 12 mile run on Saturday. I'll post a pic then. Here goes:

I ran 6 miles @ 6mph. Burned 1200 calories.

http://www.hotmoltenlava.com/images/slim/Treadmill8107.jpg

Have a good one.

Druluv75
08-01-2007, 03:27 PM
just show the six pack, that will put everything to rest

Hotmoltenlava
08-01-2007, 03:30 PM
just show the six pack, that will put everything to rest

I've got a 24 pack at the moment......:D

Trying to get there, man.

Have a good one.

VitaminX
08-01-2007, 04:57 PM
Those are impressive cardio numbers bro; keep that up and the weight will come off in no time!

TheKansan
08-02-2007, 03:00 PM
Hey All,

Following up on what I said a few days ago, I was finally able to get a pic of the treadmill at the end of my run today. Just wanted to prove I am on the up and up to the skeptics out there. It is a little fuzzy, but not bad considering I was sweating my ass off in da club holding a cell camera. I will post a pic weekly on my long runs. I am going to try to do a 12 mile run on Saturday. I'll post a pic then. Here goes:

I ran 6 miles @ 6mph. Burned 1200 calories.

http://www.hotmoltenlava.com/images/slim/Treadmill8107.jpg

Have a good one.

I never doubted you. I want to be able to run like you can run. It would be great to be able to run 10 miles. Fantastic job.

sumisan
08-02-2007, 04:18 PM
Holy cow that is alot of fast running! I wouldnt last a mile LOL :D

cawiau
08-02-2007, 04:30 PM
Keep on kicking ass bro!
Can't wait to see how you look like by November :D

IceDragon
08-02-2007, 04:33 PM
Keep it up, Lava, you're doing great!

Won't be long till you're kicking MY arse. :cool:

nyg6622
08-02-2007, 10:56 PM
I just read through your entire thread and you are making great gains. Good job and keep at it.

Hotmoltenlava
08-03-2007, 08:28 AM
Upper Body\Abs

Lat Pulldown
3X8 @ 130lbs
Tricep Pushdown
3X8 @ 90lbs
Butterfly
3X8 @ 180lbs
Preacher Curls
3X8 @ 120lbs
Cable Pulls
3X8 @ 70lbs
Bench Press
3X8 @ 220lbs
Upright Barbell Rows
3X8 @ 130lbs
Abdominal Crunch Machine
3X10 @ 150lbs
Standing Trunk Twist (holding 45lb plate)
2X25
Hanging Knee Ups
3X10

Cardio: Ran 3 miles @ 6mph. Burned 600 cals.

Tomorrow is my long run. Going for 12 miles. I'll post a pic. Still in marathon training and still on pace. I hope to be at 15 miles by the end of the month, 20 miles at the end of September and 26 miles by October 20th, the day of the race. I hope to run a full marathon at least once before the race, just so I know I can do it. I should be able to burn off the majority, if not all of my fat with all this training. 10% body fat is my goal.

Today's weight: 256.8lbs @ around 19%bf.

Have a good one.

Hotmoltenlava
08-04-2007, 12:39 PM
:D

http://www.hotmoltenlava.com/images/slim/Treadmill840712m.jpg

Ran 12 miles @ 6mph. Burned 2400 cals!

:D

cawiau
08-04-2007, 12:43 PM
:D

http://www.hotmoltenlava.com/images/slim/Treadmill840712m.jpg

Ran 12 miles @ 6mph. Burned 2400 cals!

:D


Showoff :rolleyes:


LOL :D

Good Job bro, I can't weight till I can do the same!

Hotmoltenlava
08-04-2007, 01:20 PM
Showoff :rolleyes:


LOL :D

Good Job bro, I can't weight till I can do the same!

Hehehe.........Yeah, I know. It probably comes off as showing off. I don't do it for that. I still have a lot of fat to burn off. If I was 10%bf and still posting that I ran 12 miles, it would be showing off. Posting this pic is like my trophy at the end of the race. It actually motivated me to finish, knowing that I could take that pic and post it here. No ****. The ultimate in positive accountablity. I am sure you feel that tinge of pride when you post your progress pics. Same thing.

I plan to drop 30 pounds by the end of November. That should put me in the low teens of bf. Can't wait to see what that looks like. Hopefully by showing that I am busting my ass will motivate others to bust ass. I am practicing what I preach, for sure.

Have a good one.

cawiau
08-04-2007, 04:16 PM
Hehehe.........Yeah, I know. It probably comes off as showing off. I don't do it for that. I still have a lot of fat to burn off. If I was 10%bf and still posting that I ran 12 miles, it would be showing off. Posting this pic is like my trophy at the end of the race. It actually motivated me to finish, knowing that I could take that pic and post it here. No ****. The ultimate in positive accountablity. I am sure you feel that tinge of pride when you post your progress pics. Same thing.

Bro, it's all cool...I was joking :D

You know what they say...it ain't bragging if it's true :D
Keep kicking ass!!!


I plan to drop 30 pounds by the end of November. That should put me in the low teens of bf. Can't wait to see what that looks like. Hopefully by showing that I am busting my ass will motivate others to bust ass. I am practicing what I preach, for sure..


That is a good goal! :)
Not sure what I want by the end of november anymore but I know it is to look better than I look now.
I change my goals as I go along, so I will get back to you by the end of october or the beginning of November :D

Hotmoltenlava
08-04-2007, 04:37 PM
Bro, it's all cool...I was joking :D

You know what they say...it ain't bragging if it's true :D
Keep kicking ass!!!

I know you were joking, but other people read this thread and I just wanted to explain myself to people that don't know me or you as well....:D



Not sure what I want by the end of november anymore but I know it is to look better than I look now.
I change my goals as I go along, so I will get back to you by the end of october or the beginning of November :D

You need to be more specific in making your goals. Looking better isn't a goal.....well, kinda, but not specific. It will help you work harder if you have short and long goals. Changing as you go isn't bad, but you should get them in your head and in your log. Helps to motivate, for sure.

Have a good one.

cawiau
08-04-2007, 04:47 PM
I know you were joking, but other people read this thread and I just wanted to explain myself to people that don't know me or you as well....:D

I see ;)


You need to be more specific in making your goals. Looking better isn't a goal.....well, kinda, but not specific. It will help you work harder if you have short and long goals. Changing as you go isn't bad, but you should get them in your head and in your log. Helps to motivate, for sure..

I have goals...but they are more short term than long terms!
I have been at this for 2 months now and as I learn more about it and my body at the same time, I can to realise that the sky is the limit.
There is no limit to where I can take my body...it is always going to change and improve...but I make goals for next month, than when next month is over, I go over it and see where I made mistakes and where I can improve. Than make goals for the month of september.

My goals for August :

Nutrition : Keep my diet clean 90% of the time
Weight --> Go from 295.6 to 285.6--> but really working my ass off to get to 280
Bench 200 X 6 at least
Squat 315 X 12
Biking Do at least 7 miles in 1 hour non stop, no brake

.....

Will update in september...
Do you see where I am getting at ?

Hotmoltenlava
08-04-2007, 05:30 PM
I see ;)
My goals for August :

Nutrition : Keep my diet clean 90% of the time
Weight --> Go from 295.6 to 285.6--> but really working my ass off to get to 280
Bench 200 X 6 at least
Squat 315 X 12
Biking Do at least 7 miles in 1 hour non stop, no brake

.....

Will update in september...
Do you see where I am getting at ?

You do have detailed goals, maybe I just didn't see them. My bad.

Totally see what you getting at. I know you will reach them.

Have a good one.

cawiau
08-04-2007, 05:37 PM
You do have detailed goals, maybe I just didn't see them. My bad.

Totally see what you getting at. I know you will reach them.

Have a good one.

No problem bro!!!
Kickin my ass off to reach them!
You do the same, take care :D

IceDragon
08-04-2007, 05:40 PM
No problem bro!!!
Kickin my ass off to reach them!
You do the same, take care :D
Aww...no e-fight?

And here I was heating up the popcorn. :(

cawiau
08-04-2007, 05:45 PM
Aww...no e-fight?

And here I was heating up the popcorn. :(

maybe next time :p

Hotmoltenlava
08-04-2007, 05:54 PM
Aww...no e-fight?

And here I was heating up the popcorn. :(

Cai and I see eye to eye. Just hard to communicate sometimes on a message board. No e-fight here.

You trying to start somethin' IceDragon? Put 'em up. Put 'em up...............:D

:D

IceDragon
08-04-2007, 06:00 PM
Cai and I see eye to eye. Just hard to communicate sometimes on a message board. No e-fight here.

You trying to start somethin' IceDragon? Put 'em up. Put 'em up...............:D

:D
Sorry, I don't break my friends. ;)

cawiau
08-04-2007, 06:10 PM
Sorry, I don't break my friends. ;)

LOL :)

IceDragon
08-04-2007, 06:30 PM
LOL :)
What, you think I'm joking??? :D

cawiau
08-04-2007, 06:31 PM
What, you think I'm joking??? :D

me....I would never :p

IceDragon
08-04-2007, 06:36 PM
me....I would never :p
Mmhmm, millions would believe you. :rolleyes:

cawiau
08-04-2007, 06:49 PM
Mmhmm, millions would believe you. :rolleyes:

but you are just not one of them :p

*sorry for the hijack HH*

Freddie Beef
08-04-2007, 07:32 PM
Nice Journal.

IceDragon
08-05-2007, 03:21 AM
but you are just not one of them :p

*sorry for the hijack HH*
:o True.

Keep it up, Lava. And ignore us two, we talk too much LOL

cawiau
08-05-2007, 07:09 AM
And ignore us two, we talk too much LOL

True :o

Hotmoltenlava
08-05-2007, 08:30 PM
but you are just not one of them :p

*sorry for the hijack HH*

What's HH?

:D

TheKansan
08-05-2007, 08:31 PM
What's HH?

:D

He must think he is in Heathers Hubby's log.

Hotmoltenlava
08-05-2007, 08:38 PM
He must think he is in Heathers Hubby's log.

That's what I was thinking, then noticed that he called me HH in the Cutting Contest Thread. Weird. Maybe he has a pet name for me. Scandalous...:D

IceDragon
08-06-2007, 12:44 AM
That's what I was thinking, then noticed that he called me HH in the Cutting Contest Thread. Weird. Maybe he has a pet name for me. Scandalous...:D
LOL More like kinky.

This IS caw we're talking about here... ;)

Hotmoltenlava
08-06-2007, 07:34 AM
LOL More like kinky.

This IS caw we're talking about here... ;)

You have a point. Guess Cai is either embarrassed or strangely absent. He has to sleep sometime, I suppose....:D

Hotmoltenlava
08-06-2007, 07:42 AM
Ran 7 miles @ 6mph. Burned 1400 cals.

Think I turned another corner today. Feeling really good and my heart rate is dropping some. I stayed in the low 170's for the last few miles of the run. Had been in the high 170's last week and low 180's the previous week. This is a good sign. My training is working. I just need to keep increasing every week.

I watched the IronMan Triathlon on The Big Island of Hawaii yesterday (on TV, but wish I was there). Really inspired me. There was a 76yo woman on there that was doing her 20th Ironman. For those that don't know, the IronMan is a 2.4 mile ocean swim, a 112 mile bike race and a marathon (26.4 miles)! If a 76 year old woman can do that 20 years in a row, I can run a damn marathon at 33 years old. I will run it and I will finish it. October 20th isn't very far away. I have to keep busting ass.

Oh, I also discovered a new term yesterday. There was a guy in the Ironman that was 210lbs. They said that people over 200lbs that run marathons are called Clydesdales. I am now a Clydesdale in training.....:D

Have a good one.

Freddie Beef
08-06-2007, 08:31 AM
I am now a Clydesdale in training.....:D



Clydesdale...........dont they haul the Budweiser wagon??

Hotmoltenlava
08-06-2007, 08:36 AM
Clydesdale...........dont they haul the Budweiser wagon??

Yep. Big ass horse. Ever stood next to one? Massive. If you get the chance, go to the State Fair this weekend and check them out. I love to go see all the different horses.......(and the 1000 pound pigs.....and the funny looking fancy breed chickens - they crack me up). State Fair is by far the best people watching you will ever see. I could sit down and watch the crowd all day long.....:D

Have a good one.

TheKansan
08-06-2007, 09:11 AM
Ran 7 miles @ 6mph. Burned 1400 cals.

Think I turned another corner today. Feeling really good and my heart rate is dropping some. I stayed in the low 170's for the last few miles of the run. Had been in the high 170's last week and low 180's the previous week. This is a good sign. My training is working. I just need to keep increasing every week.

I watched the IronMan Triathlon on The Big Island of Hawaii yesterday (on TV, but wish I was there). Really inspired me. There was a 76yo woman on there that was doing her 20th Ironman. For those that don't know, the IronMan is a 2.4 mile ocean swim, a 112 mile bike race and a marathon (26.4 miles)! If a 76 year old woman can do that 20 years in a row, I can run a damn marathon at 33 years old. I will run it and I will finish it. October 20th isn't very far away. I have to keep busting ass.

Oh, I also discovered a new term yesterday. There was a guy in the Ironman that was 210lbs. They said that people over 200lbs that run marathons are called Clydesdales. I am now a Clydesdale in training.....:D

Have a good one.

DAMN!!!

A 76 year old woman can do all that and here I am at 27 barely able to jog 3/4 of a mile. I guess its time I stepped it up. I have been out on the track jogging every day for the last 3 weeks. I figure within a few months I should be able to jog a couple of miles or more and if I train hard, by this time next year I will be ready to enter a marathon too.

Lets do it Clydesdales!!!!

Hotmoltenlava
08-06-2007, 09:35 AM
Lets do it Clydesdales!!!!

Oh, Yeah!

Hotmoltenlava
08-07-2007, 07:56 AM
Ran 7 miles @ 6mph. Burned 1400 cals.

:D

cawiau
08-07-2007, 11:04 AM
Ran 7 miles @ 6mph. Burned 1400 cals.

:D

Speed is going up!!!
Good job :D

Hotmoltenlava
08-07-2007, 01:01 PM
Speed is going up!!!
Good job :D

This is where my wife would call me a corrector.....and justly so....:D

My speed is the same, but my distance moved up a mile. I am doing seven this week for my "short" days and will do 13 for my long run. Next week I will add a mile to both and so on until October 20th, the big day. So, it will be 8,8,8,3,off,13,3. The following will be 9,9,9,3,off,14,3. I am going to stop increasing my short days at 10 miles, but will continue to increase the long days. My body won't be able to increase more than that on the short days. I am insane, I know, but I have large goals and crazy motivation.

Have a good one.

cawiau
08-07-2007, 01:04 PM
This is where my wife would call me a corrector.....and justly so....:D

My speed is the same, but my distance moved up a mile. I am doing seven this week for my "short" days and will do 13 for my long run. Next week I will add a mile to both and so on until October 20th, the big day. So, it will be 8,8,8,3,off,13,3. The following will be 9,9,9,3,off,14,3. I am going to stop increasing my short days at 10 miles, but will continue to increase the long days. My body won't be able to increase more than that on the short days. I am insane, I know, but I have large goals and crazy motivation.

So the time increased than? I thought the time was the same since you did not mention it!
My bad!
Good job still :D


Have a good one.

This is your signature style :p

Hotmoltenlava
08-07-2007, 01:15 PM
So the time increased than? I thought the time was the same since you did not mention it!
My bad!
Good job still :D

I always do 6mph. It is a good pace for me. Not too fast and not to slow. I can regulate my heart very well at that speed. I guess the time increases by 10 minutes per week. So, it is 70 minutes for 7 miles.....:D



This is your signature style :p

Hehehehe.....It is my catch phrase, I guess.

Have a good one......:D

cawiau
08-07-2007, 01:17 PM
Have a good one......:D

LOL :D

Hotmoltenlava
08-07-2007, 01:17 PM
LOL :D

Hehehehe

LOL

(I won't do it again)

TheKansan
08-07-2007, 02:12 PM
How long is the marathon you are preparing to do? Are you getting some training in outside too?

Hotmoltenlava
08-07-2007, 02:17 PM
How long is the marathon you are preparing to do? Are you getting some training in outside too?

26.4 miles. I have plenty of time to build up to it.

I am going to start training outside in a few weeks. Too humid and hot here now. It is 95* and 70% humidity. In a few days, we will have the hottest streak of weather in like 30 years. The race is in late October, so it will be much cooler.

Have a good one.

TheKansan
08-07-2007, 02:40 PM
26.4 miles. I have plenty of time to build up to it.

I am going to start training outside in a few weeks. Too humid and hot here now. It is 95* and 70% humidity. In a few days, we will have the hottest streak of weather in like 30 years. The race is in late October, so it will be much cooler.

Have a good one.

I hear you about the heat. It is hot as hell here too right now. I usually go jogging early in the morning (7-7:30am), but today I woke up later than usual and didn't make it out until nearly 11:00am. It was already over 90 degrees, and I was soaked in sweat by the time I returned. Anyway good luck man, 26.4 miles is pretty long.

skuZZitude
08-07-2007, 06:59 PM
Wow bro, awesome work. I see the weight is just melting off you.... 254lbs! That is AWESOME.

Hotmoltenlava
08-07-2007, 07:03 PM
Wow bro, awesome work. I see the weight is just melting off you.... 254lbs! That is AWESOME.

Thanks! 252lbs....but who's counting?........:D. Just kidding. You are doing great yourself.

Have a good one.

Hotmoltenlava
08-09-2007, 05:34 PM
7 miles @ 6mph. Burned 1400 calories.

:D

jaybo334
08-09-2007, 05:44 PM
Keep at it bro!


7 miles @ 6mph. Burned 1400 calories.

:D

Hotmoltenlava
08-09-2007, 05:47 PM
Keep at it bro!

Thanks.

I saw this video in a post earlier today. Got me inspired. Here I thought I was doing a lot of cardio. This guy is a beast:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ghf3_ufc-all-access-sean-sherk

FrostFox
08-10-2007, 03:48 AM
Thanks.

I saw this video in a post earlier today. Got me inspired. Here I thought I was doing a lot of cardio. This guy is a beast:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ghf3_ufc-all-access-sean-sherk

He used roids in his last fight. :)

Hotmoltenlava
08-10-2007, 07:35 AM
He used roids in his last fight. :)

Yeah, I heard that, but I don't think it has been confirmed, has it? Even so, he trains like a beast. Roids help, but you still have to put the work in. I'm not a huge fan of UFC, but I watch it from time to time. I liked it back when the Gracie's dominated. Royce was a badass. That family was a dynasty.

Have a good one.

Hotmoltenlava
08-10-2007, 07:37 AM
7 miles @ 6mph. Burned 1400 calories.

Tomorrow is 3 miles and Sunday is 13.5 miles. Marathon is in about 9 weeks. A couple of weeks ago, I hoped I could finish. Now I know I can.

Hotmoltenlava
08-12-2007, 01:09 PM
Decided to do 13.2 miles, since it is a mini-marathon. Felt pretty good.

13.2 miles @ 6mph. Burned about 2700 cals.

http://www.hotmoltenlava.com/images/slim/Treadmill8120713.jpg

Hotmoltenlava
08-14-2007, 08:00 AM
8 miles @ 6mph. Burned 1600 calories.

This week is 8,8,off,8,3,15. 9 weeks to go.

Jo110465
08-16-2007, 05:16 AM
You're really gonna give the others a run for their money. Keep it up!

Hotmoltenlava
08-16-2007, 09:20 AM
You're really gonna give the others a run for their money. Keep it up!

Thanks, Jo!

:D

Hotmoltenlava
08-16-2007, 09:32 AM
Upper Body\Abs

Lat Pulldown
3X8 @ 130lbs
Tricep Pushdown
3X8 @ 90lbs
Butterfly
3X8 @ 180lbs
Preacher Curls
3X8 @ 120lbs
Cable Pulls
3X8 @ 70lbs
Bench Press
3X8 @ 220lbs
Upright Barbell Rows
3X8 @ 130lbs
Abdominal Crunch Machine
3X10 @ 150lbs
Standing Trunk Twist (holding 45lb plate)
2X25
Hanging Knee Ups
3X10

Weights:
Burned about 600 cals.

Cardio:
Ran 8 miles @ 6mph (80 min.). Burned 1600 cals.

I am at a crossroads. I have my cardio going well and I am now going to get back into lifting, after a two week break. I am going to tighten up my diet and get serious for the next three months. I am going to go back to culking, which worked for me in the past. I am still going to do my running, but have decided that I need a 48 hour break between long runs, due to my feet hurting. I am going to lift weights every other day and run every other day. This will allow me to get my lifting and running in. On lifting days, I am going to do maintenance +500 cals and on running days, I am going to do maintenance -500 cals. I should still lose fat and I should be able to put a little LBM on in the process. The amount of cardio I am doing should really create a calorie deficit and cut fat and the calorie positive days should build some mass. My main goal is to cut body fat percentage, so if I can reach bodybuilding zen by cutting and building, I will be very happy. I am going to do this for three months and see what happens. I should have positive results, regardless. My dreams of being one of the only 250lb marathoners on the planet will come true in approximately 8 weeks. Can't wait to post the finish line picture.

I write in this log mainly to inspire myself, but thanks for reading.

Have a good one.

VitaminX
08-16-2007, 11:25 AM
Glad to see you are still kicking tail with your cardio! Keep it up man; stay inspired!

Hotmoltenlava
08-17-2007, 07:19 AM
Low Body & Abs

Hamstring Curls
3X8 @ 170lbs
Leg Extension
3X8 @ 220lbs
Hip Adduction
3X8 @ 190lbs
Hip Abduction
3X8 @ 190lbs
Leg Press
3X8 @ 450lbs
Calf Press
3X8 @ 450lbs
Squat
3X8 @ 240lbs
Deadlift
3X8 @ 275lbs
Crunch Machine
3X10 @ 150lbs
Hanging Knee Ups
3X10
Standing Trunk Twist (holding 45lb plate)
2X25

Ran 3 miles @ 7mph.

Sunday is my big run of 15 miles.

Freddie Beef
08-17-2007, 08:17 AM
I have a question..why the hip abduction exercises?

Hotmoltenlava
08-17-2007, 11:06 AM
I have a question..why the hip abduction exercises?

They work on the inner and outer thighs\butt. They have a machine at my gym and it feels like it works well. Kinda like a thigh master with heavy weights.....:D I know, it's not very manly.......:D

Freddie Beef
08-17-2007, 11:49 AM
HAHA!! just curious..........

Hotmoltenlava
08-17-2007, 12:22 PM
HAHA!! just curious..........

Hehehe.....

Jo110465
08-17-2007, 02:39 PM
LMAO, You guys are too funny. Even if it was a thighmaster, lol, as long as it gets the job done. I think you're manly enough, you can do any exercise you want. Especially if it works. Have a great weekend.

Hotmoltenlava
08-19-2007, 03:24 PM
Ran 15 miles @ 6mph. Burned 3000 calories.....:D

It really hurt today. I was a zombie for two hours afterward. Glad I have 2 more months to train. Forgot my cell phone, so no pic today.

cawiau
08-20-2007, 02:35 PM
Damn Lava....what are you doing...getting ready for a marathon :p
You are kicking some serious ass with that cardio!!!
i need to watch out!

Hotmoltenlava
08-20-2007, 02:44 PM
Damn Lava....what are you doing...getting ready for a marathon :p
You are kicking some serious ass with that cardio!!!
i need to watch out!

Man, I was starting to think you fell off the wagon.......:D.

Good to "see" you again.

I'm recomping like mad, but not losing much weight. That is probably a good thing. Confirms there is no muscle loss.

:D

cawiau
08-20-2007, 03:00 PM
Man, I was starting to think you fell off the wagon.......:D.

Good to "see" you again.

I'm recomping like mad, but not losing much weight. That is probably a good thing. Confirms there is no muscle loss.

:D

HAHAHAH :D
I did fell off the wagon but I am getting back on it!!!
Good, keep at it bro :)

TheKansan
08-21-2007, 08:09 AM
Ran 15 miles @ 6mph. Burned 3000 calories.....:D

It really hurt today. I was a zombie for two hours afterward. Glad I have 2 more months to train. Forgot my cell phone, so no pic today.

Yeah man, now that is what I am talking about!!!!!!

Hardcore right there, keep up the great work.

Hotmoltenlava
08-21-2007, 08:33 AM
Yeah man, now that is what I am talking about!!!!!!

Hardcore right there, keep up the great work.

Thanks, man. I'm putting in some serious effort.

TheKansan
08-21-2007, 03:12 PM
Thanks, man. I'm putting in some serious effort.

I am nowhere near your level, but I jogged 2 miles at 5 mph today, the longest I have gone so far. Not bad for a guy who started jogging less than 2 months ago.

Hotmoltenlava
08-21-2007, 05:58 PM
I am nowhere near your level, but I jogged 2 miles at 5 mph today, the longest I have gone so far. Not bad for a guy who started jogging less than 2 months ago.

Considering that you couldn't run a mile a few months ago, that is incredible! It is definitely not easy to do. Great job!

Hotmoltenlava
08-21-2007, 06:00 PM
Ran 10 miles @ 6mph. Burned 2000 calories.

This week is 10, off, 10, off, 15. I am doing 15 again this week, because it hurt so bad last week. I want to be able to do it without a lot of pain before I move on.

cawiau
08-21-2007, 09:05 PM
Kansan is running, HL is running circles around me!
What the **** is going on :(

I need to start running too, darn it :D

TheKansan
08-22-2007, 07:04 AM
Kansan is running, HL is running circles around me!
What the **** is going on :(

I need to start running too, darn it :D

Yeah, I too want to do a marathon, but I figure I would start with a 5k run first, and then build myself up to a marathon for next year.

Hotmoltenlava
08-22-2007, 07:40 AM
Upper Body\Abs

Lat Pulldown
3X8 @ 130lbs
Tricep Pushdown
3X8 @ 90lbs
Butterfly
3X8 @ 180lbs
Preacher Curls
3X8 @ 120lbs
Cable Pulls
3X8 @ 70lbs
Bench Press
3X8 @ 220lbs
Upright Barbell Rows
3X8 @ 130lbs
Abdominal Crunch Machine
3X10 @ 150lbs
Standing Trunk Twist (holding 45lb plate)
2X25
Hanging Knee Ups
3X10


Cardio:
Ran 3 miles @ 6mph. Planned to do 5, but got a massive headache.

Hotmoltenlava
08-22-2007, 07:45 AM
Kansan is running, HL is running circles around me!
What the **** is going on :(

I need to start running too, darn it :D

Hehehe......Running circles.....Where have I heard that? Oh yeah, I said it to a jerk that called me fat a few days ago...:D I need to blow that $hit off. Keep going, Cai.


Yeah, I too want to do a marathon, but I figure I would start with a 5k run first, and then build myself up to a marathon for next year.

5k is a good start. I did one in the spring. It is the biggest 5k in the country for breast cancer. Like 35K people. Pretty cool. I am starting to realize that a marathon is no joke....:D

cawiau
08-22-2007, 07:45 AM
Yeah, I too want to do a marathon, but I figure I would start with a 5k run first, and then build myself up to a marathon for next year.

Sounds good :D


And nice workout HL :cool:

Hotmoltenlava
08-22-2007, 09:20 AM
And nice workout HL :cool:

Thanks. Just signed up for the marathon. There is no turning back now! I have a lot of work to do....:D

cawiau
08-22-2007, 09:26 AM
Thanks. Just signed up for the marathon. There is no turning back now! I have a lot of work to do....:D

So I am going to be on your back from now on :D
How many miles?
You know what...I will start tomorow, see if I can catch up with you in the running department!

Today is out of the question...my quads are killing me :mad:
Hate taking brakes...you just pay for it when you go back!

Hotmoltenlava
08-22-2007, 09:39 AM
So I am going to be on your back from now on :D
How many miles?


26.2 miles. You don't have to get on my back. I know that if I don't train, the race is going to be one of the worst days of my life. If I train hard, it will be one of the best.

cawiau
08-22-2007, 10:24 AM
26.2 miles. You don't have to get on my back. I know that if I don't train, the race is going to be one of the worst days of my life. If I train hard, it will be one of the best.

good...you can do this bro!!! :D
Keep at it!

Cyb3rTr0n
08-22-2007, 02:30 PM
I just read through your log, and I want to say your doing a great job. I really like how dedicated you seem to be when it comes to your cardio. I'm envious of how long you can last on the treadmill.

My negative thinking habits start to kick in for me at about 30 minutes into cardio. My mind starts thinking of excuses to stop, I start thinking what other people think when they look at me. Im trying my best to break that habit, I find your thread encouraging. Yesterday I did cardio on the eliptical for 1 hour / 5mi. I felt great afterwards, but was a tough mental struggle.

Keep up the good work.

Hotmoltenlava
08-22-2007, 04:48 PM
I just read through your log, and I want to say your doing a great job. I really like how dedicated you seem to be when it comes to your cardio. I'm envious of how long you can last on the treadmill.

My negative thinking habits start to kick in for me at about 30 minutes into cardio. My mind starts thinking of excuses to stop, I start thinking what other people think when they look at me. Im trying my best to break that habit, I find your thread encouraging. Yesterday I did cardio on the eliptical for 1 hour / 5mi. I felt great afterwards, but was a tough mental struggle.

Keep up the good work.

Thanks. I appretiate what you said. Entertainment and fluids is the key. Whether it's an Ipod or the TVs at your gym that you can plug into (a lot have those now), you need to distract your brain and refuel your body to go far and long. I like Powerade, but anything with carbs and electrolytes will do. For my really long runs, I take the Powerbar Gels to boost energy.

I have learned that dedication isn't some magical force. You just decide to have it and you are. You just have to do it today and then do it tomorrow. Don't think about anything beyond today. Next thing you know, a month or 6 months go by and you are in much better shape.

Have a good one.l

TheKansan
08-22-2007, 06:40 PM
I have learned that dedication isn't some magical force. You just decide to have it and you are. You just have to do it today and then do it tomorrow. Don't think about anything beyond today. Next thing you know, a month or 6 months go by and you are in much better shape.

Have a good one.l

I'm with you 100% on dedication. That reflects my thoughts exactly.

FrostFox
08-22-2007, 07:04 PM
26.2 miles. You don't have to get on my back. I know that if I don't train, the race is going to be one of the worst days of my life. If I train hard, it will be one of the best.

Yep. Just think: there is a 76 year old woman who runs the ironman every year... (3 mile swim, 100 mile bike, 26 mile run). She has been doing it for 20 years. If she can do it, so can you.

VitaminX
08-22-2007, 08:27 PM
26.2 miles. You don't have to get on my back. I know that if I don't train, the race is going to be one of the worst days of my life. If I train hard, it will be one of the best.

That's a great attitude to have, major props bro!

Hotmoltenlava
08-22-2007, 08:28 PM
Yep. Just think: there is a 76 year old woman who runs the ironman every year... (3 mile swim, 100 mile bike, 26 mile run). She has been doing it for 20 years. If she can do it, so can you.

Yep. Saw her do the Ironman on TV. I also saw a marine that was minus a leg. Inspired me greatly. I am actually considering doing a mini-Ironman next June here locally (half all the full IronMan distances). There is a real IronMan in Louisville this week. My long term goal is to do it in 2 years. Lofty goals....definitely, but I only have one life to live. I have realized in the last 6 months that I want to do all those things that everyone wishes they could do, but never will.....:D. It makes me want to get up in the morning and train. I know that I can do all those things if I get up every day and train.

Hopefully I can inspire you guys and you can inspire me. That is why we come here, right?

FrostFox
08-22-2007, 09:30 PM
2 years? You'll be shredded in 6 months going at the rate you're going. It's a lot easier to run when your body doesn't have to carry 50+ additional pounds.

Hotmoltenlava
08-23-2007, 07:48 AM
It's a lot easier to run when your body doesn't have to carry 50+ additional pounds.

True, but to be honest, I don't want to lose more than 20 more pounds. I want to be 230-ish and 10%bf. That is my goal. I may have to lose 30 pounds fat and then bulk 10 pounds muscle. I will have to see how it shakes out. I definitely can see it happening though.

Ran 10 miles @ 6mph. Burned 2000 calories. Felt good today.

cawiau
08-23-2007, 07:54 AM
True, but to be honest, I don't want to lose more than 20 more pounds. I want to be 230-ish and 10%bf. That is my goal. I may have to lose 30 pounds fat and then bulk 10 pounds muscle. I will have to see how it shakes out. I definitely can see it happening though.

You will be one ripped mofo :D
And at your height it will be good, because I am 5ft 9 and don't want to go lower than 195. Prefer 200 Actually ;)


Ran 10 miles @ 6mph. Burned 2000 calories. Felt good today.

Boy!!! Slow down so I can catch up with you!! :D
Going to the gym now for my first cardio session!

Hotmoltenlava
08-24-2007, 07:45 AM
Low Body & Abs

Hamstring Curls
3X8 @ 170lbs
Leg Extension
3X8 @ 220lbs
Hip Adduction
3X8 @ 190lbs
Hip Abduction
3X8 @ 190lbs
Leg Press
3X8 @ 450lbs
Calf Press
3X8 @ 450lbs
Squat
3X8 @ 240lbs
Deadlift
3X8 @ 275lbs
Crunch Machine
3X10 @ 150lbs
Hanging Knee Ups
3X10
Standing Trunk Twist (holding 45lb plate)
2X25

Hotmoltenlava
08-25-2007, 01:24 PM
Ran 15 miles. Felt much better than last week's run, so I can move forward. Still on pace in my training.

TheKansan
08-25-2007, 01:47 PM
Ran 15 miles. Felt much better than last week's run, so I can move forward. Still on pace in my training.

Excellent man, you are on pace to do very well at the marathon.

FrostFox
08-26-2007, 01:37 AM
You will be one ripped mofo :D
And at your height it will be good, because I am 5ft 9 and don't want to go lower than 195. Prefer 200 Actually ;)

5'9" and 195 is bodybuilder lean mass... the average 5'9" guy is like 150 @ 8% bf, untrained.

Hotmoltenlava
08-27-2007, 06:29 AM
Ran 10 miles @ 6mph. Burned 2000 calories.

I am very proud of myself today. First time in my life that I worked out on my birthday......:D. I thought about taking the day off, but this was kind of like my victory lap and a good way to start another year. Hopefully next year I will be extremely fit and where I want to be physically.

Have a good one.

Finnegan Bell
08-27-2007, 06:41 AM
Ran 10 miles @ 6mph. Burned 2000 calories.

I am very proud of myself today. First time in my life that I worked out on my birthday......:D. I thought about taking the day off, but this was kind of like my victory lap and a good way to start another year. Hopefully next year I will be extremely fit and where I want to be physically.

Have a good one.

Happy birthday man ,now u burned 2000 calories u can eat a little piece of cake :D

FrostFox
08-27-2007, 07:10 AM
Happy birthday! Nice job sneaking that in there ;)

cawiau
08-27-2007, 10:17 AM
Happy Birthday Bro!!!
Keep kicking ass!!!

Freddie Beef
08-27-2007, 10:20 AM
Happy Birthday?? Happy Birthday!!

Hotmoltenlava
08-27-2007, 10:42 AM
Thanks, guys!

Jo110465
08-27-2007, 05:41 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! And you're so young, you lucky dog you. Hope it was a great day for you.

Hotmoltenlava
08-30-2007, 06:12 AM
Ran 10 miles @ 6mph. Burned 2000 calories.

Hotmoltenlava
08-31-2007, 10:49 AM
Ran 10 miles outside.

The heat finally broke here and the humidity dropped, so I am going to start running outside. Up until today, everything had been on the treadmill. It actually felt a little easier to run outside. There was a breaze, so I was a lot cooler and it felt good to actually go somewhere, as opposed to staying on the treadmill. I think I was able to pace myself a little better, strangely enough, because I didn't have to worry about staying at a certain setting on the treadmill. When I felt I was going a bit fast or my heart rate got a little high, I slowed down immeadiately. I didn't have to look down and adjust the treadmill. The time also passed a lot quicker outside, as I didn't get bored or distracted by the sweaty women around me at the gym....:D

I am going to go the distance this weekend. Tomorrow, if I feel good, or Sunday at the latest. My goal is to go 20 miles and, if I feel good, I may go the full 26. I think I am ready.....:D

Freddie Beef
08-31-2007, 11:32 AM
Ran 10 miles outside.

The heat finally broke here and the humidity dropped, so I am going to start running outside. Up until today, everything had been on the treadmill. It actually felt a little easier to run outside. There was a breaze, so I was a lot cooler and it felt good to actually go somewhere, as opposed to staying on the treadmill. I think I was able to pace myself a little better, strangely enough, because I didn't have to worry about staying at a certain setting on the treadmill. When I felt I was going a bit fast or my heart rate got a little high, I slowed down immeadiately. I didn't have to look down and adjust the treadmill. The time also passed a lot quicker outside, as I didn't get bored or distracted by the sweaty women around me at the gym....:D

I am going to go the distance this weekend. Tomorrow, if I feel good, or Sunday at the latest. My goal is to go 20 miles and, if I feel good, I may go the full 26. I think I am ready.....:D

GOOD LUCK!!

TheKansan
08-31-2007, 02:35 PM
Ran 10 miles outside.

The heat finally broke here and the humidity dropped, so I am going to start running outside. Up until today, everything had been on the treadmill. It actually felt a little easier to run outside. There was a breaze, so I was a lot cooler and it felt good to actually go somewhere, as opposed to staying on the treadmill. I think I was able to pace myself a little better, strangely enough, because I didn't have to worry about staying at a certain setting on the treadmill. When I felt I was going a bit fast or my heart rate got a little high, I slowed down immeadiately. I didn't have to look down and adjust the treadmill. The time also passed a lot quicker outside, as I didn't get bored or distracted by the sweaty women around me at the gym....:D

I am going to go the distance this weekend. Tomorrow, if I feel good, or Sunday at the latest. My goal is to go 20 miles and, if I feel good, I may go the full 26. I think I am ready.....:D

Thats great man, the heat broke around here too and I may do my running outside tommorrow and on Sunday as well.

Hotmoltenlava
09-02-2007, 01:28 PM
18 miles outside.

Well, I am having mixed emotions. On the one hand, I ran further than I have in my life, but on the other, I didn't do 20 or 26.2.....:D, like I wanted. I think I started running too late. I got to mile 17 and I think the temperature jumped several degrees and it got really muggy. The heat got to me and I started getting a little dizzy. Had to stop. It was 84* when I got home and the high is 87*. I should have started early, when it was in the 60's. Oh well. Lesson learned. I still ran 18 miles, so I am pretty happy about it. I think I could have gone the distance if the weather was cooler. Will try again next week.

chrischap01
09-02-2007, 02:15 PM
good job! 18 miles is huge, you will get your 26.2 in no time.

IceDragon
09-02-2007, 02:18 PM
You should have told me it was your birthday, dammit! :mad:

Looking good Lava, keep it going mate! :p

Freddie Beef
09-02-2007, 09:27 PM
18 miles outside.

Well, I am having mixed emotions. On the one hand, I ran further than I have in my life, but on the other, I didn't do 20 or 26.2.....:D, like I wanted. I think I started running too late. I got to mile 17 and I think the temperature jumped several degrees and it got really muggy. The heat got to me and I started getting a little dizzy. Had to stop. It was 84* when I got home and the high is 87*. I should have started early, when it was in the 60's. Oh well. Lesson learned. I still ran 18 miles, so I am pretty happy about it. I think I could have gone the distance if the weather was cooler. Will try again next week.

6'3 252 pounder runnin 18 miles, you are a monster bro..I die runnin one

Hotmoltenlava
09-03-2007, 08:38 PM
good job! 18 miles is huge, you will get your 26.2 in no time.



Looking good Lava, keep it going mate! :p


6'3 252 pounder runnin 18 miles, you are a monster bro..I die runnin one

Thanks, all! I appreciate your support.

Hotmoltenlava
09-05-2007, 09:15 AM
Upper Body\Abs

Lat Pulldown
3X8 @ 130lbs
Tricep Pushdown
3X8 @ 90lbs
Butterfly
3X8 @ 180lbs
Preacher Curls
3X8 @ 120lbs
Cable Pulls
3X8 @ 70lbs
Bench Press
3X8 @ 220lbs
Upright Barbell Rows
3X8 @ 130lbs
Abdominal Crunch Machine
3X10 @ 150lbs
Standing Trunk Twist (holding 45lb plate)
2X25
Hanging Knee Ups
3X10

Cardio:
Ran 3 miles @ 7mph.

Finnegan Bell
09-05-2007, 10:02 AM
Upper Body\Abs

Lat Pulldown It is good but try Close grip Chin-ups (assisted if u cant do it with ur BW)


Tricep Pushdown Thats with cable right ?? ,nope try close grip Bench Press or Skull crushers ,but Close grip BP is much better


Butterfly Replace this by Incline Barbell Bench Press

Preacher Curls


Cable Pulls Pull what where?!

Bench Press

Upright Barbell Rows Ok ,great for side delts ,where are seated Shoulders Barbell Presses or military presses

Abdominal Crunch Machine Weighted crunches are much better

Standing Trunk Twist (holding 45lb plate)

Hanging Knee Ups


Cardio:
Ran 3 miles @ 7mph.

Ok ,I didnt read ur overall workout routine ,but I noticed lots of machines and isolation exercises here ,read what i recommeded in bold...

and see this link and pickup some exercises
The Official List of Exercises Needed to Gain Mass by Big Daddy Shane (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=138288)

and for more see this
Exercise Guide 1 (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=586683)

*edit : I read ur workout routine ,bro u r doing upper/lower split ,the bulk of exercises must be compound exercises ,and do u have back injuries ? ,because I see only one back exercise ,add BB bent over rows...

Hotmoltenlava
09-05-2007, 10:50 AM
Ok ,I didnt read ur overall workout routine ,but I noticed lots of machines and isolation exercises here ,read what i recommeded in bold...

and see this link and pickup some exercises
The Official List of Exercises Needed to Gain Mass by Big Daddy Shane (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=138288)

and for more see this
Exercise Guide 1 (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=586683)

*edit : I read ur workout routine ,bro u r doing upper/lower split ,the bulk of exercises must be compound exercises ,and do u have back injuries ? ,because I see only one back exercise ,add BB bent over rows...

If I didn't know you, the disection of my routine would be offensive....:D. LOL. Since I respect you a lot, I plan to take your advice...or at least try it for a month or two. Yes, I have tweaked my lower back in the past, but I think that was caused by the extra 50 pounds I used to carry. I have kind of avoided some back excercises, out of fear that I would re-injure. I guess I should try to do more to strengthen it. I need to step up my entire routine anyway. I feel that my progress has stagnated over the last few months. I am only 25 pounds from my goal, but I can't seem to make more significant progress.

Thanks for the time you took to help me improve. I'll let you know if I do.

Have a good one.

**edit** Since you have strong opinions on my upper body split, could you take a look at my lower body split? I am guessing you are going to rip the adduction\abduction. It is kinda like a thighmaster on steroids....:D


Low Body & Abs

Hamstring Curls
3X8 @ 170lbs
Leg Extension
3X8 @ 220lbs
Hip Adduction
3X8 @ 190lbs
Hip Abduction
3X8 @ 190lbs
Leg Press
3X8 @ 450lbs
Calf Press
3X8 @ 450lbs
Squat
3X8 @ 240lbs
Deadlift
3X8 @ 275lbs
Crunch Machine
3X10 @ 150lbs
Hanging Knee Ups
3X10
Standing Trunk Twist (holding 45lb plate)
2X25

Finnegan Bell
09-05-2007, 02:58 PM
At the begining of my journey (at 210+ lbs) I was just educating myself with nutrition aspects ,cardio ..etc , all my posts and all my readings were in the losing fat forum ,but there was something missing ,I had a crappy routine designed by me and my friend ,it had few compounds ,few free weights and more machines and isolation exercises ,I wasnt deadlifting and I was doing leg extensions instead of squating ,and then I began to squat using smith machine..etc ,so dont worry bro ,knowledge and experience comes with time ,but u have to do effort in reading workout routines and exercises techniques ,knowledge wont come at its own,(I am still a beginner though)

Even my routine at the begining of my journal was not that good ,I improved it alot ,removed isolations and machines ,now it is clean :)

And yes ,I am not a fan of Adduction/Abduction machine,replace them with SLDLs or RDL (romanian deadlifts).
Machines give u fake strength ,for example go lift 300 lbs on the Bench press machine (the one with handles and plates not smith) and then get a bar of 230 lbs and try to lift it,it will smash ur rip cage before u blink :eek: , machines makes u move in a fixed range of motion ,so it is isolating ur muscles ,free weights stimulates stabilizer muscles and intermuscular connections.

Designing ur program is a beginner mistake ,(I was there) ,the known routines not only approved by the pros ,they were scientifically proven with researches ,follow known programs that dectates ur sets ,reps ,rest period ,frequency ,loading progress ...etc .

Here are some easy reads on workout programs.

Why arent u growing ,a must read (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=982596)
My article (beginners might want to look here) (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=101841)
Great collection of workout routines (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=1261171)

And these days I am reading about Max-OT (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=508611) ,it is one of the most used routine here ,it takes only 30-40 minutes per session ,4 times per week ,I am impressed by the reviews of this program ,and it is very far away from fad routines,u will LOVE IT.

Hotmoltenlava
09-06-2007, 04:48 AM
Even my routine at the begining of my journal was not that good ,I improved it alot ,removed isolations and machines ,now it is clean :)


Cool. I'll do my research and start the new program tomorrow. Thanks!

Hotmoltenlava
09-06-2007, 04:50 AM
Ran 4 miles @ 6mph.
Walked 3 miles @ 3mph.

Finnegan Bell
09-06-2007, 05:09 AM
Cool. I'll do my research and start the new program tomorrow. Thanks!

u cant start aprogram with heavy weights 4-6 reps tomorrow ,u have to be familiar and get used to compound exercises first ,just keep reading about routines while u r replacing some exercises from ur routine by new ones..

TheKansan
09-06-2007, 07:27 AM
I have to agree with what Kaaud is saying though I don't usually say anything because a lot of people have different skill levels and goals than me. I personally am a very strong believer in free weights and barbell training.

Hotmoltenlava
09-06-2007, 07:39 AM
u cant start aprogram with heavy weights 4-6 reps tomorrow ,u have to be familiar and get used to compound exercises first ,just keep reading about routines while u r replacing some exercises from ur routine by new ones..


I have to agree with what Kaaud is saying though I don't usually say anything because a lot of people have different skill levels and goals than me. I personally am a very strong believer in free weights and barbell training.

Thanks, guys. I guess I did half of my routine with machines, mainly because I workout alone and don't have a spotter. I think it is time for me to take it to the next level and move away from machines completely. I have done all of those exercises in the past, with a partner, so I am familiar. It has been a few years, though. I'll become more familiar before doing heavy weights, as you recommend. I'll let you know how it goes.

Have a good one.

Hotmoltenlava
09-10-2007, 05:26 AM
Ran 10 miles @ 6mph. Rained most of the weekend, so I wasn't able to do my "long run" outside. Kept thinking I could squeeze it in and wasn't able to. My stupid gym has crappy weekend hours, so I couldn't get in there either. A Snap 24 Hour Fitness is opening up in a few weeks only 3 minutes from my house. I like their hours much better....:D.

My wife is 41 weeks pregnant (no, it's not a typo). She is induced on Thursday. This is going to be an interesting week. Hopefully I can keep in my groove, but I will play it by ear. Probably won't post much. I'll let you know when it happens...:D

Have a good week.

Freddie Beef
09-10-2007, 09:35 AM
My wife ended up going 42 weeks, enjoy the baby....

Jo110465
09-10-2007, 09:36 AM
Congrats on the up comming arrival. Good luck with everything. Is this your first?

Hotmoltenlava
09-10-2007, 11:03 AM
My wife ended up going 42 weeks, enjoy the baby....

Thanks.



Congrats on the up comming arrival. Good luck with everything. Is this your first?


Yep. First one.

Freddie Beef
09-10-2007, 12:17 PM
Thanks.





Yep. First one.

It will change your life forever bro!! In a very good and positive way. Raising a child has been such a blessing to my life, it really changes your whole mindset and who you are as a person. Enjoy and welcome to Fatherhood!!

FrostFox
09-10-2007, 08:13 PM
Congrats on your first child! I guess reps wouldn't be enough to congratulate you with? :)

chrischap01
09-10-2007, 09:55 PM
congrats!!

Hotmoltenlava
09-11-2007, 08:02 AM
Congrats on your first child! I guess reps wouldn't be enough to congratulate you with? :)


congrats!!

Thanks! I'd prefer cash, but reps will suffice.....:D (J/K)

Ran 10 miles @ 6mph.

Still putting a new lifting routine together. Need to concentrate on my running right now. Marathon is about 40 days away. Will go back to heavy lifting and lighter cardio after the marathon.

Have a good one.

Hotmoltenlava
09-19-2007, 08:28 PM
Wow. Dropped down to page three. Used to be there was only a few logs. I worked out today for the first time in almost a week. Was in the hospital for 4 days for the birth of my little girl. Sleep deprivation sucks the energy out of you....:D

Ran 6 miles @ 6 mph.

Have a good one.

Hotmoltenlava
09-20-2007, 08:48 AM
Shook up my routine a bit to add some better exercises.

Upper Body\Abs

Lat Pulldown
3X8 @ 130lbs
Tricep Pushdown
3X8 @ 90lbs
Chin-ups
10X3
Dips
10X3
Preacher Curls
3X8 @ 120lbs
Incline Bench Press
3X8 @ 145lbs
Bench Press
3X8 @ 220lbs
Military Press
3X8 @ 130lbs
Abdominal Crunch Machine
3X10 @ 150lbs
Standing Trunk Twist (holding 45lb plate)
2X25
Hanging Knee Ups
3X10

Cardio:
Ran 3 miles @ 6mph.

Hotmoltenlava
09-21-2007, 08:59 AM
Ran 7 miles @ 5.7 mph. Exactly a month till marathon. The home stretch.

Have a good weekend, all.

TheKansan
09-21-2007, 10:34 AM
Ran 7 miles @ 5.7 mph. Exactly a month till marathon. The home stretch.

Have a good weekend, all.

Is the anticipation getting to you yet?

By the way congratulations on your little girl.

Hotmoltenlava
09-21-2007, 07:39 PM
Is the anticipation getting to you yet?

By the way congratulations on your little girl.

Yeah, a little. It is more of a mental game at this point. I am mentally preparing. I think I actually peaked in performance about two weeks ago. I dropped off a bit when I was in the hospital for the birth of my girl. I am back up to running well, but had to start slow earlier in the week. I am going to go for around 15 miles tomorrow morning and will see how I do. I just picked up The Complete Book of Running, which talks about mental preparation. I am going to start reading it as soon as I hit submit reply...:D I'll let you know if it is good, should you want to check it out.

Thanks for the congrats. People say fatherhood changes your life. It is kind of a funny cliche that I kinda always laughed off. I am not laughing anymore. My life is changed...for the better.

Have a good one.

Hotmoltenlava
09-22-2007, 05:27 PM
Ran 3 miles.

Tomorrow morning is the long run. Going to keep going as far as I can, which hopefully will be in the upper teens. Should be pretty cool and low humidity here tomorrow, so should be able to do well.

Have a good one.

Hotmoltenlava
09-23-2007, 03:04 PM
Success!

Ran 20 miles in about 3 hours and ten minutes.

Broke the 20 mile barrier! I actually felt better today than I did on several of my previous long runs. I have read many times that if you can do 20 miles in training, you should be able to do 26.2 on the day of a race. My confidence is high. I think it actually helped me to take a week off. Now my body is rested, but my legs and lungs were able to keep form. I just need to keep it up for 3 more weeks and then rest and refeed for the race.

Have a good one.

TheKansan
09-23-2007, 03:22 PM
Success!

Ran 20 miles in about 3 hours and ten minutes.

Broke the 20 mile barrier! I actually felt better today than I did on several of my previous long runs. I have read many times that if you can do 20 miles in training, you should be able to do 26.2 on the day of a race. My confidence is high. I think it actually helped me to take a week off. Now my body is rested, but my legs and lungs were able to keep form. I just need to keep it up for 3 more weeks and then rest and refeed for the race.

Have a good one.


Excellent, yeah I bet the break really helped you. Running constantly really wears you down.

Jo110465
09-24-2007, 08:47 AM
Congrats on being a Daddy. Also on 20 miles in 3 10. They are both awesome. Welcome to parenthood.

Hotmoltenlava
09-24-2007, 12:33 PM
Congrats on being a Daddy. Also on 20 miles in 3 10. They are both awesome. Welcome to parenthood.

Thanks, Jo!